The job we had to do in Iraq
Now that we are being absolutely clear about why we are leaving Iraq - let us be equally clear why we went there in the first place.
We invaded Iraq to get rid of al-Qa'ida and arrest Osama Bin Laden.
No, wait, we invaded Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein.
No, sorry, we invaded Iraq to bring democracy.
No – to protect the citizens of the UK.
No – to protect Afghan women.
Hey – we got the job done, didn't we?
Jim McCluskey, Twickenham, Middlesex